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My Time with Jeffrey Epstein

I was 27, and wasn’t thinking about how to make myself look younger -- particularly not when dating a man 13 years my senior.

Jun 10, 2020
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Jennifer A. Grossman
7 Mins
THE LAST DECADE: My Glorious Failures

We all love to announce publicly our most glorious moments and accomplishments. However, a life best lived is a hero’s journey, a journey

Feb 25, 2020
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Agnieszka Pilat
6 Mins
Building Atlantis: How to Create Your Own Personal and Business Paradise

Atlas Summit 2013 -- If we can't escape to the idyllic mountain hideaway of Ayn Rand's Atlantis, can we at least bring the core ideals and

Aug 29, 2019
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2 Mins
If Amazon Is a "Sweatshop," Why Do So Many People Want to Work There?

“Firing people was easily the worst part of the job.” Those are the words of a great friend of mine who for decades ran a very successful

May 20, 2019
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John Tamny
6 Mins
Why Do New Year's Resolutions Often Fail?

If you are like many people, you made some resolutions to improve your life in some way in the new year. Maybe you resolved to quit smoking.

Jan 4, 2017
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4 Mins
Five Ayn Rand Questions for Ray Raad

I’m a psychiatrist in private practice in New York City. I spend most of my time working with a variety of interesting people who are

Jul 7, 2016
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3 Mins
Epilepsy and Consciousness

When I was 21 years old I was diagnosed with epilepsy. Though the news was upsetting, I was relieved it wasn’t a brain tumor. But as I

May 9, 2016
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Talia G. Hudgins
4 Mins
Can Individualism Cure Loneliness?

The Los Angeles Times recently highlighted a study published in Heart, a British Medical Journal publication, that found loneliness can...

Apr 21, 2016
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Edward Hudgins
4 Mins
Ayn Rand Diet Plan: Fad Diets, Fat-acceptance Are Anti-Reality

“A is A. All the pain has come from the effort to evade the fact that A is A.” ayn rand diet plan exercise reality checkThese are the

Apr 8, 2016
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Jennifer A. Grossman
3 Mins
Unleashing the power of philosophy in business

This summer, at the Atlas Summit, serial entrepreneur Dr. Patrick Gentempo will make a passionate argument about the very practical use of

Feb 25, 2016
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2 Mins
Living an Extraordinary Life | A profile of Lauren Zander

The biggest moment of her life was about to arrive, and Katie Torpey didn’t even care. It was a Saturday night in Los Angeles, and Katie

Feb 11, 2016
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Sarah Perry
8 Mins
Self-Esteem is not Comparative

Headlines this week have blared “How Parents Create Narcissist Children” and “Do Parents Nurture Narcissists By Pouring On The Praise?” They

Mar 11, 2015
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4 Mins
Marsha Enright and the Great Connections Seminars

Colleges do a pretty good job of teaching calculus and the Krebs Cycle. They know how to test what you’ve learned. They grant diplomas

Mar 4, 2015
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4 Mins
Objectivism and the Psychology of Self-Esteem - Nathaniel Branden

At our organization’s 1996 Summer Seminar, in Boulder, Colorado, Nathaniel Branden made the first of many appearances at our events. This...

Dec 5, 2014
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Nathaniel Branden
Nathaniel Branden Remembered

I first met Nathaniel Branden, who passed away this morning, in fall 1983. I had successfully passed my Ph.D. oral defense of dissertation..

Dec 4, 2014
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Edward Hudgins
3 Mins
Implications of Inherent Differences in Temperament

Atlas Summit 2014 -- Temperament often has been treated as the most elusive, undefinable—even ineffable—of human personality traits. In fact

Oct 15, 2014
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2 Mins
First stop: The Bakery. Second stop: Galt's Gulch

After eleven years of farming near Hutchinson, Minnesota, Kathy Prellwitz and her husband decided to invest in the community in which they

May 28, 2014
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2 Mins
A 2014 New Year's Wish

A new year is usually a time when we recommit ourselves to making a difference in our own lives, when we reflect on our past achievements...

Dec 31, 2013
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Edward Hudgins
3 Mins
I Can and I Will

That pithy advice, usually attributed to Henry Ford, expresses one of the most frequent themes in the vast literature of self-improvement...

Sep 1, 2011
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David Kelley
10 Mins
Learning Liberty

She stood on a bank of snow with an outstretched hand and decades of hope. It had snowed for seven straight days and three-foot drifts lined

Jul 26, 2011
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Sarah Perry
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